Representing Arborists in Queensland & Nth NSW

PRESIDENT

Bill Wilcock

Bill has been an Arboricultural Consultant in Australia for over thirty years.  His work in Australia has included projects that are on the cutting edge of Arboriculture among which are large transplants, planting and maintenance strategies, and concept development for residences among mature trees.

His passionate aim is to see the tree industry continue to develop to include pathways for workers to grow their careers with offers of academic enrichment and opportunities to become more significant to business and the industry.

VICE PRESIDENT

Henk Morgans

Henk Morgans is the co-founder of Evergreen Tree Care and Australian Institute of Arboriculture (AIA).

Henk has worked and climbed alongside some of the top climbers and arborists from around the world. This has allowed great exposure to the mix of practical skills and theoretical knowledge to back up the fundamental skills and techniques of the industry.

Henk has also had the privilege of working with several large manufacturers to design and test equipment. Henk has been involved in presenting many workshops all around the world, as well as an avid competitor at State, National and International level Tree Climbing Championships.

PAST PRESIDENT

Roger Rankine

Roger works at Independent Arboricultural Services – and Arboricultural consultancy practice specialising in all aspects of tree services including transplanting of trees, tree risk assessments, tree selection and tree management.

Roger’s family have been involved in all facets of the Arboricultural Industry since 2002 through owning and running a tree services business and since 2007 focusing on Arboricultural consulting.

 

 

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Bec Dalton & Jess Jennings (Business Managers)

Bec and Jess work for the Association as Business Managers bringing your events, workshops and climbing competitions to life. They recently absorbed the roles of Secretary (Jess) and Treasurer (Bec) upon the resignation of their predecessor. This term is temporary to be finalised at AGM 2021 in September.

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE

Jamie Boston

Jamie Boston is currently a Training Manager at Treescape Australasia in Brisbane.

An avid competitive climber Jamie has claimed victories and placing in various Tree Climbing competitions throughout the world.

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE

Arna Love

Arna is currently working as Executive Officer at Private Forestry Service QLD.

She has bee a constant friend and support of the arborist industry. Arna has been a member of the executive for many years.

EXECUTIVE

Jan Paterson

Jan is a passionate advocator for safe and regulated operations for arborists.

She has been a supporting member of the Committee for many years.

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE

Eduard Noack-Lundberg

Eduard is a climbing enthusiast, he enjoys helping to deliver the different QAA climbing competitions.

He is an advocate for safe work practices.

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE

Dave Pennisi

Has been a member of the arborist community for many years. He re-engaged with QAA to help bring the community together.

He is passionate about climbing and delivering climbing competitions.

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE

Dave Avery

Is excited to join the QAA this year.

He is passionate about seeing the industry grow and develop together as a community.

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE

Peter Bartek

Peter is new to the committee this year, after hearing about the QAA's goals for the next 5 years he was motivated to get involved.

He enjoys climbing competitions and spending time with his young family.

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE

Dice Farrugia

Dice is another new face for our Committee.

He is motivated to see training and education improve for the industry. He also wants to elevate safe practices and regulations.

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE

Phil Hackett

Phil joined the executive this year.

He wants to help the QAA offer more educational opportunities.

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE

Mona Bruckhoff

Mona is excited to join the committee this year as a sunshine coast representative.

She wants to help us bring the community together to start tackling our bigger goals.

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE

Leo Soenario

Leo is our North QLD representative from Cairns.

He is motivated to help us connect with our regional members across the whole of QLD.

 

 

 

 

 

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